In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.
His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.
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“Because maybe, you’re gonna be the one who saves me… and after all, you’re my wonderwall…” ~Oasis
Fate. Love. Friendship. Trust. Forever.
Words that etch their way into your heart, seep into your veins and run through all the empty places within you that need filled.
When do you know it’s the forever kind of love? Is it felt in the first kiss? The first time your hands are intertwined? Secrets shared, memories made that will last a lifetime. That is what Lucas and Laney share.
Childhood friends, they share a bond that can’t be broken. Or can it?
Lucas Preston and Louis “Lane” Sanders met when they were just 11 years old. They become best friends, inseparable and each other’s “person”.
Louis moves with her dad who has accepted a job working for Lucas’s father.
From the moment they meet they form a one of a kind relationship that they share through life’s ups and downs. They celebrate the good and there for each other through the heartaches.
But as they grow older their feelings mature and when they finally they open the door for more things get complicated.
“I come here because I like being around you. Because my own home doesn’t feel like home unless you’re there.”
We loved these two as friends, their connection, their banter. The love they had for one another. They were a family really even before they become something more.
Mistakes are made and as Laney begins to find herself as a person, they drift apart.
There are eleventy-three reasons why we Love Jay McLean. Eleventy-three million different ways we can convince you that you’ll love her too. Since we can’t list them all, we will say this. We say it every time Jay writes a book. She had ability to make you fall in love with each character for their strengths and weaknesses, their highs and lows. The way she pours her heart and soul into each story, and you feel it deep down. The love, the pain, you’re right there along with them.
As we already learned with Jay McLean, you can never ever assume that you know what’s next. In true Jay’s fashion she took us on an emotional and heartbreaking ride with unexpected turns that had us in tears.
We not only fell in love with Lucas and Laney. But also with the Prestons all over again. A completely dysfunctional bunch with so much love and heart and we can’t wait for more.
“And I think, ultimately, that’s what true love is, you is, you know? To want to be someone’s hero when they’re faced with villains. To want to be the one who saves them. To be their Wonderwall.”
About Jay McLean
Jay McLean is the author of the More Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and More Than Forever. She also has two standalones coming soon titled Where The Road Takes Me, and Combative.
Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.